Last week a group of Bloggers gathered together to paint our little hearts out (and drink way too much wine for a Thursday evening) at Simply Art Studios in Oldsmar. Nicole, from Casa de Crews, organized the event and boy did I have more fun than I thought I would!
You see, I have no artistic ability whatsoever. I can paint a wall, but that’s about as far as it goes.
The good news? The instructors at Simply Art Studios helped us all tap into our “inner Van Gohgs” as they walked us step-by-step in creating our own versions of “So Starry” (aka Starry Night).
When you first walk into Simply Art Studios you are greeted by friendly staff, and amazing artwork to ooooo and ahhhh over. You’re welcome to bring your own snacks (and wine!) to the studio to munch and sip on as you paint your masterpiece.
As soon as we checked in, we were let to the studio area where we were given a chance to mingle a bit, crack open some bottles of wine, swoon over the artwork hanging on the walls of the studio, and choose our painting area. My IRL friend, from No Ordinary Liz, came with me (her first official blogger’s event!) and we had such a blast, even before we started painting!
Once everyone had arrived, the instructor, Jackie, had us get settled into our painting areas as we were about to begin working. The process from start to finish was SO much fun, and a BREEZE with Jackie’s help (and of course, the help of some wine!).
She walked us through every part of the painting, and even encouraged us to put our own little spin here and there. It turned out that each and every painting was similar, but unique in its own way! It was fun to see everyone’s interpretation, and so much fun to hear how proud of our creations we all were!
I’m looking forward to returning to Simply Art Studios for another session! Check out their website and click on the event calendar to see a list of class offerings throughout the year. They also host private parties, fundraising events and family days at the studio! Not interested in painting? Simply Art Studios also offers jewelry making AND flower arrangement classes as well!
So about that contest…. WOULD YOU LIKE TO WIN A FREE CLASS OF YOUR CHOICE AT SIMPLY ART STUDIOS?
Yup. You heard me correctly! I’m giving away 1 free session of your choice (painting, flower arranging or jewelry making) at Simply Art Studios! All supplies and studio time is included, and, like all of their events, you’re welcome to bring snacks (and wine!). Just enter via raffle copter below, and I’ll choose a winner on Tuesday of next week! GOOD LUCK!